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HW 4 - Reverb using REAPER or BIDULE

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Re: HW 4 - Reverb using REAPER or BIDULE

PostWed Jun 05, 2024 8:13 pm

mnailor wrote:If you haven't already bought a sub, as long as you buy one with a low pass filter of its own, you can send it a simple mixdown of all the channels and let the sub manage what frequencies it plays to reinforce the 32' octave. If your main speakers are active monitors, they'll probably have their own rumble filters to ignore any frequencies too low for their woofers. There's often no need to do high pass and low pass filters in front of the subs and monitors. If it is needed, a MOTU or RME interface with onboard DSP might be easier and perform better than using Reaper if you don't need Reaper for other reasons.

My sub does have a LPF, but my main speakers are ones I built from a kit and apparently do not have a HPF to protect the woofers from frequencies below the port tuning frequency. I could do some soldering and update the crossovers to add this protection, but I'd rather avoid soldering if I can. :D
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Re: HW 4 - Reverb using REAPER or BIDULE

PostThu Jun 06, 2024 3:27 am

Hello mdl,

To add to Mark's post, using a VST/AU host (e.g. Reaper) with Hauptwerk does sacrifice some achievable polyphony in Hauptwerk (e.g. typically 30-50% in my experience), even if not using any effects in the host. If that matters to you, it might be worth the extra cost to buy an audio interface that has built-in digital hardware EQs (e.g. MOTU or RME models).
Best regards, Martin.
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Re: HW 4 - Reverb using REAPER or BIDULE

PostMon Jun 10, 2024 8:02 pm

mdyde wrote:To add to Mark's post, using a VST/AU host (e.g. Reaper) with Hauptwerk does sacrifice some achievable polyphony in Hauptwerk (e.g. typically 30-50% in my experience), even if not using any effects in the host. If that matters to you, it might be worth the extra cost to buy an audio interface that has built-in digital hardware EQs (e.g. MOTU or RME models).

That's a lot more CPU power than I was expecting! I figured it would be < 10%, perhaps even so little as to be not noticeable. I did notice that several MOTU interfaces include EQ, and that does sound appealing to have it offloaded from the main computer. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: HW 4 - Reverb using REAPER or BIDULE

PostTue Jun 11, 2024 3:29 am

Thanks. You're very welcome.
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